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Sherlock Holmes - The Case of the Shy Ballerina


Published 1954


The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
"The Case of the Shy Ballerina"
Originally aired November 22, 1954.

A simple case of mistakenly switched coats suddenly turns into blackmail and then murder! When poor Watson's hat was found at the scene of the crime, even he becomes a suspect.

This episode features Natalie Schaffer, best known in her role later on in television history as Mrs. Lovey Howell in Gilligan's Island.


Run time 27 minutes
Producer Sheldon Reynolds
Audio/Visual mono, b/w
Language English

Credits

Written by Charles Early
Produced and Directed by Sheldon Reynolds

Starring:
Ronald Howard ............. Sherlock Holmes
Howard Marion-Crawford .... Dr. John H. Watson (as H. Marion Crawford)
Archie Duncan ............. Inspector Lestrade

Guest Cast:
Natalie Schafer ........... Mrs. Elaine Chelton (as Nathalie Schafer)
Eugene Deckers ............ Serge Smernoff
Martine Alexis ............ Olga Yaclanoff

Reviews

Reviewer: dymajet - - February 26, 2009
Subject: Classic TV - A must for Holmes Fans

this site introduced me to Ronald Howard as Sherlock Holmes and I shall be for ever grateful. After watching the eight episodes available here, I treated myself to all 37 episodes made on a DVD collection!!

The TV series was never shown in the UK until a few years ago when a satellite channel called Bonanza continually repeated 8 episodes on a daily basis before going bust, They have recently reappeared as the Young@heart channel, repeating the same 8 episodes.

Howard is excellent as Holmes and his Dr Watson is almost as funny as Nigel Bruce was with Basil Rathbone. Archie Duncan (Little John from the 50s British Robin Hood TV series) plays a brilliant, if somewhat grumpy, Inspector Lestrade. The story lines are a little stilted and very dated but all in all, these shows are television history at its best.

Five Stars!!!!!
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